Fall 2021 – Full-Time Undergraduate Mandatory Attendance Fees – 12 credit hours
TUITION FEE– $2,461.14
GENERAL FEE – $96.60
EDUCATION SUPPORT FEE (HB152) – $325.56 ($27.13 /sch)
UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION FEES – $180.00
Quality Enhancement Plan Fee – $5.00 – fee authorized by the LA Legislature to support activities broadly encompassed within the scope of the Quality Enhancement Plan
Student Success Fee – $5.00 – fee authorized by the LA Legislature to fund activities of classes typically sought by first year college students
Building Use Fee – $10.00 fee authorized by the LA Legislature used to construct, acquire, extend or improve academic facilities
I.D. Card – $15.00 fee charged each semester for I.D. card (Colonel Card)
Institutional Evaluation Fee – $10.00 fee charged to provide testing to all freshman students in order to prepare a complete student profile
Academic Enhancement Fee – $25.00 Board approved fee charged to enhance academics
Enrollment Services Fee – $15.00 fee charged to provide student copies of transcripts and other academic documents without students having to pay for each individual copy obtained
Student Union Operation Fee – $85.00 fee charged to provide funding for the operation of the Student Union
Library Fee – $10.00 fee charged to maintain library holdings
COLONEL BOOK BUNDLE PROGRAM – $300.00 – $25 / credit hour – Barnes & Noble bookstore program that will provide undergraduate students access to all required course materials by the first day of class. Students have the option to opt out of the program and secure materials on their own.
BUILDING USE FEE-ACT 426-13 – $48.00 – fee authorized by the LA Legislature used to construct, acquire, repair, maintain, operate, or improve the facilities and physical infrastructure of the institution
LEGISLATIVELY AUTHORIZED FEES – $240.00
Instructional Technology Fee – $5.00 per credit hour, $60.00 (12 cr hr), max at $100.00 (20 cr hr) – fee authorized by Act 1450 of the 1997 Louisiana Regular Legislative Session used for the purpose of implementing, replacing, improving and expanding technologies to benefit student life and learning
Academic Excellence Fee- $10.00 per credit hour, max at $120.00 – fee authorized by Act 1132 of the 2003 Louisiana Regular Legislative Session used to promote academic excellence by enhancing instructional programs
Operational Fee – $5.00 per credit hour, max at $60.00 – fee authorized by Act 788 of the 2004 Louisiana Regular Legislative Session used to cover unfunded state mandates which include increases in retirement system costs and health insurance costs not funded through the state general fund appropriation and to enhance instructional programs at the University
ENERGY SURCHARGE – $54.00 – ($4.50 per credit hour, max at $54.00) Fee charged to fund increases in fuel adjustment rate over the fuel adjustment base rate of the year 1999
Students registered for 7 or more hours are required to pay the following fees.
UNIVERSITY ASSESSED FEES – $62.10
Family Resource Center – $0.25 fee charged to support parenting classes and other family related activities to benefit the student body at NSU
Alumni – $1.35 fee charged each student that is dedicated to the Alumni Federation
Intramural & Recreation Fee – $3.00 fee charged to fund the NSU Department of Recreation and Intramural Sports
NSU Band – $1.50 fee charged to be used for travel for NSU band
Student Health Fee – $40.00 fee charged for health services that are provided or made available to students and provides funding for operation of student infirmary
Student Physician Health Fee – $10.00 fee charged to pay for physician to provide on-campus services to students needing medical attention
Academic Retention – $6.00 fee charged to support the tutoring and advising along with other retention initiatives within University College.
STUDENT ASSESSED FEES – $505.50
SGA Legal Aid – $0.25 fee charged for the funding of legal aid program that provides limited legal services to students
Student Media Fee – $15.00 fee charged to fund the campus print and digital media organization (Nicholls Worth), yearbook (La Pirogue), radio station (KNSU) and television station. This fee replaces the KNSU ($3.00) and Nicholls Worth ($6.00).
Student Programming Association – $15.00 fee charged to provide funding for Student Programming Association operations
Mosaic – $0.50 fee charged to support the Mosaic Magazine
Cheerleaders – $0.50 fee charged to fund NSU cheerleaders such as uniforms and other supplies
S.E.A.L.S – $1.00 fee charged to fund the S.E.A.L.S program
Recreation Center – $74.25 ($6.75 per credit hour, max at 11 hours) fee approved by students that is charged to fund the planning, building, maintaining, equipping and staffing a comprehensive recreation and intramural sports complex and activities program
Recreation Center Operational Fee – $78.00 – self assessed fee approved by students to fund the operation of the Student Recreation Center and activities programs
Athletic Fee – $42.00 ($3.50 per credit hour, max at 12 hours) self assessed fee approved by students that is charged to provide funding for Title IX, facility and life safety program needs for the Athletics program
Athletic Fee – 2013 – $120.00 – ($10.00 per credit hour, max at 12 hours) self assessed fee approved by students that is charged to provide an additional source of funding for the Athletic Department allowing them to maintain their program in a manner similar to that found at sister Louisiana regional institutions
Student Activities Fee – $159.00 – ($13.25 per credit hour) additional self assessed fee approved by students to pay for increased costs, which exceeds the level of funding that the existing fees provide in order to sustain quality student activities which include the following:
- SGA – $19.88
- SPA – $9.94
- Cheerleaders – $4.37
- NSU Band – $13.91
- Veterans Services – $5.17
- Mosaic – $1.19
- Athletic – $104.54
Other fees that may be applicable.
Excess Credit Hour Fee – Fee assessed to students taking 16 credit hours or more during a term. Undergraduate students will pay $205.10 per additional credit hour and graduate students will pay $236.90 per additional credit hour.
Culinary Arts Program Fee (CULA) – Fee assessed to students enrolled in any Culinary Arts program and shall not exceed $250 per term or session, including Culinary Arts Program students enrolled in Nicholls Online.
Petroleum Engineering Technology & Safety Management Program (PETSM) Fee – Fee of $150 assessed to all students enrolled in any PETSM curriculum, including students enrolled in Nicholls Online.
Nursing Undergraduate Program Fee – Fee assessed to all undergraduate students enrolled in any Nursing BSN program once admitted to the professional program of study, not to exceed $300 per semester, including Nursing students enrolled in Nicholls Online.
Nursing Graduate Program Fee – Fee assessed to all graduate students enrolled in any Nursing MSN program once admitted to the professional program of study, not to exceed $350 per semester, including Nursing student in Nicholls Online.
MBA Program Fee – Fee of $50 per credit hour assessed to students enrolled in the MBA program each semester or session, consistent with University policy, excluding the EMBA program, including students enrolled in Nicholls Online.
Prior Learning Assessment – Fee of $100 per course for certain courses to be challenged through Portfollio Review.